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IFA hustings: beef grading and labelling raised in Mayo
Marcella Connolly
Beef was high on the agenda in Castlebar, Co Mayo, at the IFA presidential hustings on Tuesday night.
 
 
Young farmers call for CAP budget certainty
The transitional CAP budget proposed by the Commission is far from satisfactory and will have severe consequences for young farmers, CEJA has said.
Hormone-free beef quota for US moves a step closer
Phelim O'Neill reports from Brussels on the deal agreed between the EU and US on a 35,000t hormone-free beef quota moving a step closer to ratification.
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Refresh your drying off technique for optimum results
Research has clearly demonstrated the link between infection during the dry cow period and subsequent clinical mastitis and elevated somatic cell counts (SCC) in early lactation.
We have to change how we farm – Kelleher
Macra na Feirme's national agriculture conference moved forward 24 hours from its traditional Saturday afternoon slot to Friday.
UFU leader lukewarm on Johnson deal
Ivor Ferguson was asked for his thoughts during a committee meeting in the House of Lords this week.
Little Brexit clarity for NFU farmers
Farmers demanded answers on the future of Brexit at NFU Scotland autumn conference.
NI's chief vet on the possible impact of Johnson’s deal
The biennial NI poultry industry conference took place at CAFRE Loughry Campus in Cookstown on Tuesday
Markets point to a minimum milk price of 31c/l – ICMSA
ICMSA said increasing milk price must be on the agenda of every co-op board as dairy markets have moved on significantly since a mid-summer lull.
INHFA calls for cull of dairy herd
The hill farmers’ representative group has said the most effective way to avoid a potential animal welfare issue for bull calves is to cull the national herd.
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The long-term solution for dock control
Where docks are a problem in silage swards, it pays to control them before the silage is cut. When it comes to your choice of herbicide, DoxstarPro is a highly effective product for controlling docks.
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Refresh your drying off technique for optimum results
Research has clearly demonstrated the link between infection during the dry cow period and subsequent clinical mastitis and elevated somatic cell counts (SCC) in early lactation.
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Economic sustainability for farmers
The whole area of sustainability has gained increased political and public attention in recent times, but what exactly does it mean, and what does it involve?
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2019 proves a mixed year for the agriculture as Brexit uncertainty looms large
As the Brexit storm clouds loom and the possibility of a no-deal exit continues, 2019 to date has been a mixed year for the agricultural industry.
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Make the most out of the dry period and improve udder health during lactation
The dry period is the main time at which mastitis infections are acquired on many Irish farms with infections entering the udder via the teat end
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Kerry's consumer food business feeling the loss of Tesco contract
While revenues were up at Kerry Group, its consumer foods business is dragging growth.
UK grocery watchdog has dramatically changed dysfunctional UK supermarkets
Since taking office in 2013, the UK’s grocery code adjudicator has delivered dramatic behavioural change in how UK supermarkets treat suppliers.
Ornua opens pizza cheese factory in Spain
Ornua's €30 million investment secures its position as a world leading pizza cheese supplier.
Nuffield blog: a global tour from east to west
Ailish Moriarty works as a milk quality manager for Kerry Agribusiness and is a 2019 Nuffield scholar. She recently travelled to China as part of her Nuffield scholarship.
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Kick Start supplier development at Lidl
In 2017, Lidl developed Kick Start, a supplier development programme in conjunction with Bord Bia to give Irish food and drink suppliers the chance to showcase their products and grow their business
Profits fall for AGCO machinery due to trade uncertainty
The maker of Massey Ferguson, Fendt and Valtra machinery reported a fall in profits for its third quarter.
John Deere launches 373hp 7R flagship
John Deere's latest generation 7R tractors include a new 330 model delivering a max power of 373hp, while the entire range has been updated inside and outside the cab.
Ryalls and Cork Farm Machinery to sell Massey grass equipment
Cork Farm Machinery Ltd will join forces with Ryalls Farm and Industrial Equipment Ltd to retail Massey Ferguson grass equipment in Co Cork.
Beef in Canada: 'Those that have stayed in production are doing well'
Shane Murphy reports from Alberta, Canada, on a week of farm visits and the world-famous Farmfair show.
Thatch cottage brings unique charm to Westmeath farm
A thatch cottage alongside 40 acres outside Moate in Co Westmeath has come on the market. Odile Evans writes
Over 100ac up for auction in Meath
Raymond Potterton has over 100 acres of farmland for sale at its upcoming public auction.
60ac residential farm near Killucan in Westmeath
The sale of a 60ac residential farm at Knockmant, Killucan, Co Westmeath, is expected to attract interest from farmers.
Sprucing up winter beef accommodation
A Roscommon beef farmer gave old sheds some TLC ahead of winter housing, writes Peter Varley.